BALCH SPRINGS — Grayson Pirtle led ETCA with three hits as the Panthers scored a 15-1 win over Heath Fulton Prep to clinch the district championship on Monday.

The Panthers are 16-4-1 on the season and finished 8-0 in league play.

Matthew Brooks (two innings, three strikeouts) and Brandon Baker (three innings, six strikeouts) combined for the one-hitter.

Baker had a double, while Jonathan Cox and Cade Suggs each had two hits.

The Panthers have a warmup game with Beaumont Good Shepherd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

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ETCA 15, Heath Fulton Prep 1

ETCA 252 15 — 15 14 0

HFP 000 01 — 1 1 2

Matthew Brooks, Brandon Baker (3) and Brett Bowers. Cameron Bibb, Ryan Stockton (4), J.D. Thompson (5) and Levi Barnard.

W – Brooks, L – Bibb.

2B – ETCA: Baker.

RECORDS — ETCA 16-4-1 (8-0).

NEXT UP — ETCA vs. Beaumont Good Shepherd, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall.

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